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SAPC Hunter Seat Team to make Nationals debut

The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Hunter Seat Team will make it’s first appearance at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships May 5 – 11 in Lexington, Ky., after finishing as Reserve Champion at the Zone championships over the weekend.

Bridgewater College earned Champion Status with 42 points to St. Andrews’ 41. The University of Mary Washington and the University of Delaware rounded out the field competing at Bridgewater College in Wyer’s Cave, Va., just outside Harrisonburg.

“It is so exciting for our Hunter Seat Team to make the Nationals,” said Equestrian Director Peggy McElveen. “Only 16 teams in the country make the Nationals and it is a very difficult path.”

The path begins with the IHSA regular season where seven to 20 teams compete at a number of events, earning points to determine the regular season regional champion. By earning the regular season title, St. Andrews joined the other Zone 4 regional champions at the Zone competition. There are eight zones in the country, with the top two finishers in each zone making the Nationals.

The team representing St. Andrews will be Audrey Bolte, Rob Jacobs, Katie Hansen, Kali Cram, Sami Cram, Jennifer Callahan, Miranda Wright and Blake Liljestrand.

“We will have a rider for each of the eight classes competing,” said McElveen. “It is such a great accomplishment for our team and the riders involved.”

Click here for the St. Andrews complete competition results.

About St. Andrews Presbyterian College

An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.

 

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